The Chess Club has won two trophies this season: The Huddersfield Examiner and the Huddersfield knockout competition. This has been one of the most successful seasons for winning trophies and the arrival of new members – John Myers, Jonathan Moreton and Richard Wilson – has considerably strengthened the Club.
Our Junior member, Aditya Tangirala, continues to perform well. He won the major section of the Hull Junior Congress in February winning £60.00. In April he came second equal in the minor section of the Wakefield Congress, also winning £60.00. We held a Junior knockout competition in April which was won by Aarush Sentil, aged 9.
Rush Hockey is now underway and is open to Club members or complete beginners. Players are assigned to a team each week and will play in a tournament. Please contact Danny Berry:
16th, 17th & 18th June: 21st Birthday of Hockey Summer Splash! 24 teams (7-a-side mixed) from all over the country take part in this fantastic weekend of hockey, socialising and hopefully sunshine! Catering and entertainment, all on site with live music and a DJ on Friday/Saturday nights. On-site Camping for each team taking part. Come along, support your team and celebrate with us! On-site parking. See hockey website www.wakefieldhockeyclub.co.uk.
Sportways Summer Camps: Back in Wakefield for the 4th year! Danny Berry is trying to organise a group to travel across to one of Sportways Camps-in Amsterdam too his August. Please see website for further details.
5th May.Ian Chalk’s Firebird Quartet: York-based trumpeter with his most successful band. Firebird Quartet deliver sophistication with a sense of groove that any audience will enjoy, performing original compositions with energy and driving grooves as swell as music from great contemporary jazz composers. Northern line ambassador artists sponsored by Jazz North. 12th May: Jay Phelps Quartet. Canadian trumpeter with a high grade band dedicated to jazz with lots of life. Since his last appearance at Wakefield Jay has become a much on-demand international musician. He plays in a wide range of styles beyond jazz which gives him added appeal. The gig will feature arrangements not just by Jay but by virtually the entire band, showcasing their strong individual voices.
19th May: Jonathan Gee Quartet, featuring Tim Whitehead. Jonathan has a long history of appearances at the Club and was commissioned to compose a piece to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. It is a huge pleasure therefore that they are able to join us for our celebratory festival.
26th May: Dominic Galea Quintet: Protege of Stan Tracey makes a rare visit to the UK. Clark Tracey is bringing Dominic Galea to the UK for a short tour of venues with good pianos and has put a quartet together to support him. He is an award-winning composer, and a member of the Malta Council for Culture and Arts and has played and recorded with an international band which included John McLaughlin.
2nd June: Denys Baptiste Quartet – the LateTrane. Denys is a Mercury and MOBO winner as well as a BBC and Parliamentary Jazz Awards winner and in this tour he plays homage to the great Coltrane’s later music, which sadly few artists perform.
Rifle and Pistol
Beginners with little or no prior experience are especially welcome at R & P Club. The following is a little information on how the membership works: Each person who joins the Club will have to pass a probationary period before being granted full membership status. This is required in order to apply for a firearms certificate. During this time safety, technique and shooting skills are taught along with ample opportunity to try lots of different firearms The minimum period before anyone can become a full member is 3 months and a minimum of 12 separate visits. Please see website www.wrpc.co.uk for further information.